Monday, February 27, 2006

I can't think of a good title

Hello all, I went searching for my camera yesterday so I could post pictures of my progress in the past week but couldn't find it any where. So instead of making you wait a whole week I will tell you what I did then post pictures of the stuff during the week (assuming the camera will be found) I did lots of fluttery stitching (nothing made me happy) I added 2 WIPs to my other 3.
  • I did as much as I could to Moon and Stars by Little House Needleworks, just waiting on a fiber that I ordered to finish it.
  • I stitched a bit on Spring Garden by Black Swan but need to find (or order) a krenick thread that I thought I had but don't.
  • I started and finished Lucky Me and Spring Tie one on kits by Pine Mountian
  • I started Angel in the Clouds by Heart in Hand on 36ct first time on 36...I found out that 1 thread over 2 works better than 2 over 2 at this count. But you already knew that.
  • I also started Green Darner. I couldn't get very far due to the #of Krenicks I need for this one. This will be a gift to my advisor when I graduate (so I have till May to do it).

In other news, there isn't much new. I turned in my 2nd draft of my disscussion to my advisor wed afternoon, but haven't gotten it back yet. Ian and I are ready to tackle the TAXES and will probably owe the government again this year which totally cramps my style...especially when my husband is such a freak about $$ (or the lack thereof). And finally we had Sam get his shots and neutered over the weekend ...he is back to full speed after a night of grumpyness.

Hey if you are not the easily offended kind, and swear words are in your vocabulary...check out this Subversive Cross Stitch..I just about fell out of my chair (which is easy since i broke a wheel on it last week)

Saturday, February 18, 2006


Yes, thank you.
I won't go into a whole lot of detail because I would never want the person I would speak bad of to read this...and as I learned early on in life, If you don't want the world to know something then don't write it down (or blog it).
Let me just say this, I know someone who is living MY dream and they are seemingly sabotaging themselves every step of the way, wasting the opportunity that has been presented to them. It pisses me off and makes me want to cry.

Anyway back to stitching here is Santa 5 days later,. My bear has arms, but I am becoming tired of it again and may go to something else for a bit.
Here is the other project I started It is Moon and Stars By Little House Needleworks
It is going fast and it is my first design using Cresent Colors floss, It is more subtle in shading than WDW.

Moon and Stars
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Finally I came up with a question for the Question of the week , and here it is: Comment on your comments (giving and receiving): Do you love comments or hate them? Do you check them every day, never check them, or find them helpful? And finally, are you convinced no one is reading your blog if you don’t get any? Of course I asked this cause I am obsessed with comments nd wanted to know if other stitching bloggers felt the same. I am really kind of sad in this department, I will check my blog often just to see if anyone is reading. I don't really care what is said, even if it is only"Thats looks great".. It is interesting that my personal posts doesn't recieve as much feed back as my stitching posts. I find that I am more apt to comment on others blogs in response to the personal issues rather than a stitching progress post. And finally even though I am blogging for myself, I AM convinced no one is reading my blog if there are no comments...I need one of those visit counters.

Monday, February 13, 2006

We have a Bear's head (and other tales from the needle)

Yes I stitched all weekend (had a great time thank you) and all I got done was the bear's head. No wonder this thing is taking me forever. Now it is mostly just background and robes till I get to the Wolf. The animals have the most confetti stitches, so they take the longest. I am now trying to square off the right side so I can just use one page of the pattern instead of flipping around.

I did finish my St. Pattys day exchange and that gets mailed out on the first. I also posted about my garden exchange (that I finished at the beginning of Jan) below.

SBQ this past week was: Describe your “perfect” project. (Include the designer or specific pattern, the fabric, the floss, and anything else that would make that project “perfect” for you.) I really don't have a absolute favorite pattern or designer. I guess my answer to this is kinda boring but the perfect project would be one in which I had the money to have it framed professionally. Oh and how about one that will cause you to burn lots of calories and lose weight. I hate exercising and losing stitching time.

Onto the thesis side of things. I will continue on the blogging and checking blogs only once a week, It has helped me alot with getting things done. I will however stitch more, cause well, I am grumpy if I don't. And if I am working at school (aka not blogging) then I won't feel guilty at home in the evenings. I turned in my Discussion friday and my advisor handed it back covered in red today. It is mostly organization of the paper that has to be revised. and I hope I can do that this week into next.

Garden exchange

Garden exchange
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Here is my Garden exchange which I sent to Aniza in Malaysia. The pattern is Spring Strawberries from the Seasonal Sampler designed by Hillside Samplings. I finished it as a box.
I found this great fabric that was really pretty and padded the bottom and the top inside. I also made a candle in a watering can and sent it, but I did not take a picture if Aniza does it will be here. But she has been in the process of moving and may not have her computer unpacked yet.

Inside box
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Cold Turkey Report -Week 1

Man this sucks more than I thought. Not only have I not stitched a single X in 5 days, I was suffering thru PMS at the same time. I think Ian may kill me.
On the up? side I have been reading alot of papers and trying to get back into my research (I hate research, I just want to teach) writing down main points and preparing to write out my whole discussion...I promised my advisor my first draft by friday 2/10...wish me luck.

Today I am taking a break...I read all the blogs I missed this week (took me 2-3 hours!) and will start my St. Patty's day exchange tonight. Next weekend I will get to stitch for 48 hours straight, which brings me to the SBQ of the week:

With the exception of your online stitching friends, do you have any other stitching buddies?
I am very happy to say a resounding yes to this statement. I was very lucky when I started stitching again (two years ago) and got online that I found the Tarheel stitchers. This is a group of ladies from all over NC (although a majority are in the central section) that get together on average once a month at a stitchers house on a Saturday to stitch. We range in ages 30ish (I am one of the youngest) to over 60. and once a year we have a sleep over (that is next weekend).

I wish to leave you this week with a funny quote from Ian:
"If this parking lot was filled with cross stitch I wouldn't complain about you wanting to look."
(I was whining about him wanting to do look at a big duelie Dodge Ram short bed with a rack and 4 doors V8 blah blah blah...)